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Vasilica Sirbu


University of Oslo, E-mail address:



The Nobel Prizes are widely regarded as the ultimate achievement by researchers, writers and politicians. Due to its uniqueness and the values it stands for, the Nobel Peace Prize seems increasingly important in the modern world. To this point, no Romanian citizen was awarded this prize, but how many of them were nominated and how close were those nominated to winning this prize? Based on the archives of the Nobel Institute, this paper presents the Romanian nominees during the interwar period, their image and their activity as it appears in the nomination letters. The documents show that the name of some Romanians appears in the letters of nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, their works and ideas being of a real interest. Those who nominated them tried to influence the decisions of the Nobel Committee in favor of their candidate. The results were not positive, but Romanians, the nominees as the nominators, were among those keeping pace with the events, the politics and the peace movements in Europe during a troubled time.



Premiile Nobel sunt considerate astazi ca cea mai importanta realizare de catre cercetatori, scriitori si politicieni. Datorita unicitatii sale si a valorilor pe care le reprezinta, Premiul Nobel pentru Pace a devenit mai râvnit decât oricare altul în lumea contemporana. Prin urmare, este important sa se stie cât de generos a fost acest premiu, sau mai degraba Comitetul Nobel, cu reprezentantii unor natiuni sau cât de aproape de câstigarea acestui premiului au fost altii. Având ca punct de plecare arhivele Institutului Nobel, aceasta lucrare prezinta candidatii români la Premiul Nobel pentru Pace din perioada interbelica, munca si imaginea lor asa cum apar acestea în scrisorile de nominalizare. Documentele demonstreaza ca românii au fost prezenti în scrisorile de nominalizare pentru Premiul Nobel pentru Pace, operele lor si ideile lor fiind de un real interes. De asemenea, cei care i-au nominalizat, au încercat sa influenteze într-un mod convingator deciziile Comitetului Nobel în favoarea candidatului propus. Rezultatele nu au fost întotdeauna cele asteptate, dar românii, atât candidatii cât si cei care i-au propus, au fost printre cei ce au tinut pasul cu evenimentele, cu politica timpului si cu miscarile pentru pace într-o perioada tulbure din istoria Europei.


Keywords: Nobel Peace Prize; Romanians; nominations; Nobel Committee


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Seventh annual international conference on Baltic and Nordic Studies in Romania. Good governance in Romania and the Nordic and Baltic countries

Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Romania
November 24-25, 2016

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Vol. 7, issue 2 of The Romanian Journal of Baltic and Nordic Studies has been published online. Please, access it free of charge here


Starting: in groups: from 1st to 13th of August. Individually courses are held all summer.
Duration of the course: The Course runs for 4-6 academic hours per day, with Language practice for 44 hours and Lithuanian history, literature and ethnology for 6 hours.
Languages of instruction: English, Russian, French, Italian, Lithuanian.
Place: in the center of Vilnius – Gediminas ave. 26.
Certification: students will receive a Lithuanian language Summer Course Certificate.
Separate groups for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students are planned.
During the courses various cultural program are planned: excursions in Lithuania, degustation of traditional Lithuanian dishes, ethno cultural events, visiting some museums, creative workshops with famous Lithuanian artists.
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Time: 1-12 of August, in groups. All summer indivual courses takes place.
Starting: in group on August 1-12. Individual courses are held all summer.
Duration: 20 acad. hours (10 days, 2 acad. hours per day).
Explaining languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian.
Place: Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.
Certificate: at the end of the course every participant will get the LINGUA LITUANICA certificate.
Classes take place in small groups.
On Saturdays it is possible to go to excursions with parents.
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Registration to the courses: you can register to the courses by the internet, email: or directly coming to the institute Gediminas ave. 26, Vilnius.

7 octombrie 2015

A aparut Norsk-Rumensk ordbok. Dictionar norvegian-roman, vol. 1, autori Arno Halvorsen si Crina Leon. Acesta poate fi consultat la biblioteca online a Asociatiei Romane pentru Studii Baltice si Nordice.

Dictionar norvegian roman vol 1